Omaha Public Radio News
1:57 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Omaha Mayor to discuss jobs, CSO project during visit to DC

Omaha, NE – Jobs and the combined sewer overflow project are on Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle's agenda as he travels to Washington, D.C. Thursday.

Suttle will attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors' water conference. Omaha faces a one billion dollar cost for its combined sewer overflow project.

Suttle says he wants to discuss how the cost of the CSO project can be shared. "On behalf of our taxpayers I will do what I can to insist that the EPA allow us to find affordable ways to ensure clean water for our community, explore new technologies as they become available in this 15-plus year process, incorporate stronger green solutions, and share the financial burden of this unfunded mandate equally with the federal government."

Mayor Suttle plans to meet with President Obama during the trip. Suttle says he wants to know how the President's jobs plan will benefit Omaha.